We can all go from wherever we are to wherever we want to be. With that one bold challenge, the impossible becomes a reality and we’ve just got to fight for it.
The same principle applies to every area of our life. No dream is impossible provided we first have the courage to believe in it.
Ask yourself - has anyone else done this - 'yes or no' if it's a yes, then it's possible...right?
I'm a fan of Jim Rohn after seeing him present many years back and share with you this week his words on getting ahead.
13 ways to improve your life by Jim Rohn
1. Face your Fears
That's how we conquer them. Don't dismiss them, face them. Say, 'Here's what I'm afraid of. What I could do to change that.'
2. Exercise your Willpower to change direction
You don't have to keep doing what you've been doing the last six years if it's not bringing about the benefits you want. Pick a new destination and go that way - you don't have to repeat last year. Use your willpower to clean up the errors and watch it make the difference.
3. Admit your Mistakes
Sometimes you have to admit them to others. Here's one of the best phrases in the English language: "I'm sorry." Those words could start a whole new relationship. They could start two people going in a whole new direction. Admit your mistakes to yourself. You don't have to babble about them to everyone. Sit down and have a conversation with yourself and say, 'There's no use kidding myself. Here's where I really am and I don't want this to happen anymore'
4. Refine your Goals
Start the process, set higher goals, reach for some higher purpose to go for something beyond what you thought you could do.
5. Believe in Yourself
You've got to believe in the possibilities. You've got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today. Believe in yourself.There isn't a skill you can't learn; there isn't a discipline you can't try; there isn't a class you can't take; there isn't a book you couldn't read.
6. Ask for Wisdom
Ask for wisdom that creates answers. Ask for wisdom to deal with the challenges for today and tomorrow. Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.
7. Conserve your Time
Sometimes we get faked out. Motivational speaker Bill Bailey says the average person says, 'I've got 20 more years' But Bill says you've got 20 more times. If you go fishing once a year, you've only got 20 more times to go fishing, not 20 years. That fakes you out...Wow!
8. Invest your Profits
Here's one of the philosophies that my mentor, Earl Shoaff, gave me: Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living, profits make you a fortune. Could we start earning profits while we make a living? The answer is YES.
9. Live with Intensity
You might as well turn it up a notch or two. Invest more of you in whatever you do. Be a little stronger. be a little wiser. Step up your vitality contribution. Put everything you've got into everything you do and then ask for more vitality, more strength and more vigor, more heart and more soul.
10. Find your Place
If you just work at a job, find the best place you can serve well, and sure enough they'll ask you to occupy a better place. Keep doing a job well; do the very best you can. That's your best way out.
11. Demand Integrity from Yourself
Integrity is like loyalty. You can't demand it of someone else; you can only demand it of yourself. Be the best example of loyalty and you'll get loyal followers. Be the best example of integrity and you'll have people around you who have integrity. Lead the way.
12. Welcome the Disciplines
I can't give you much better advice than that because discipline creates reality. Disciplines build cities. A well-disciplined activity creates abundance, uniqueness and productivity.
13. Fight for What's Right
It’s extraordinary to be able to say: 'I fought for my kids; I fought for what was right; I fought for good health; I fought to protect my company; I fought for a good career that would bless my family. I fought a good fight ' It's good to fight the encroachment. Opposites are in conflict and you're in the middle. If you want something valuable, you've got to fight for it.
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Till next week, make what you're doing matter :)